Isn’t this beautiful? I think so.
Sometimes I do my best thinking and experimenting when I am in the worst of bodily states. Tired!
This evening I clipped some marigold flower heads (calendula) and headed to the shop for what my husband calls, his little “mad scientist” at work.
I will share bits and pieces of this recipe with you, perhaps you might want to try it too. I plan to test it, along with a few other ingredients, and possibly offer it as one of Annie’s Goat Hill natural skin care products.
I started with fresh marigold (calendula) heads, removed the petals.
A double broiler is recommended, but I am handy with the microwave. I melted a tablespoon of cocoa butter in a glass measuring cup. Careful…this stuff gets hot! I buy cocoa butter in 7 pound blocks. I would imagine you could also buy it in a health food store.
Once the cocoa butter liquified, I stirred it into the petals. I also added a few tablespoons of grated beeswax, and approximately 1/2 cup of sweet almond oil.
I gently heated the mixture, not quite to a boil. Stirring occasionally.
Once the mixture blended well, became liquid, and the petals were softened, I strained the liquid. I used a milk filter. You will need something sturdy for the task.
I stirred several times as the mixture cooled, then poured it into a clean jar.
This recipe can be used as a facial cleanser. Apply the cleanser to the face. Then use a warm, moist wash cloth to gently remove.
I believe it can also be used as a hand salve, but that will be tested
I know it is full of antioxidants. It is completely natural. It smells devine, clean. And I am excited to give it a try.
Again, keep your allergies in mind. Always patch test when trying new products.
I do use my own goat milk soap on my face…I live by my own regimens. Never discount good skin care with poor soap.
Have fun…be safe!